Austin Cindric seized the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship, resulting in disappointment for Justin Allgaier, Justin Haley, and Chase Briscoe.
However, it was worth noting that Briscoe had a very good shot until he threw it away. He spun late in the race while running at the front and practically handed the title to his rivals.
Speaking about it later, Briscoe said, “It’s just embarrassing to spin out. We probably weren’t going to win regardless, and the #22 is leading the race.
“The main priority is for a Ford to win, I’ve never felt so little in my life, thinking that if he didn’t end up winning it would be costly.”
He noted that his car felt loose throughout the race, and he thought that he locked a wheel. He got the impression that the 61 of JJ Yeley went into the corner a little slower than usual. As a result, Briscoe entered the corner sideways, lost control, and spun out.
The driver noted that he had a fair number of spins in different sections of the track. To make matters worse, he even hit the wall a couple of times.
In the end, he simply felt embarrassed that he spun so many times and threw the championship away. What makes this even more gutting was the fact that this was his only shot at the Xfinity title.
This is because Chase Briscoe is moving up to the Cup Series for the 2021 season. While it is an honor to move up, he would have preferred to earn the promotion as the reigning NASCAR Xfinity Champion. Instead, that honor went to Austin Cindric, who gets a chance to defend his crown.
On the bright side, Briscoe is set to join Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cup team in the #14 car. This means that he is taking over the seat that Clint Bowyer will vacate when he hangs his helmet up for good.